Erykah Badu released her much-anticipated, phone-themed mixtape But You Cain’t Use My Phone (which we were very thankful for) at midnight last night, exclusively via iTunes/Apple Music. Among the desirable 11 tracks is one particular gem: a collaboration with former lover Andre 3000. Titled "Hello," it's Badu's ethereal, dreamy rendition of The Isley Brothers' "Hello It's Me," infused with 3000's rapid-fire raps. Listen above, and enjoy.
After dropping the mixtape, Badu also shared her phone number (in three clues, below) so fans could call her and let her know which song was their favorite:
After u get that mixtape .. Call me on my burn out& let me know your fave. My number is hidden in these 3 covers. . pic.twitter.com/KStGeSQSIk— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) November 27, 2015
...3 digits on this cover pic.twitter.com/FXpORlmVSQ— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) November 27, 2015
...Last 4 digit son this cover. pic.twitter.com/imFdR7m82S— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) November 27, 2015
You can grab But You Cain’t Use My Phone, which was recorded over a 12-day period in her home studio and also includes a Drake feature, in full, here; you can also stream it below, via DatPiff: